Craig Finger and Michael Kornacki of Fox Rothschild Present at International Council of Shopping Centers Educational Seminar

November 3, 2009 – Press Releases

Craig L. Finger and Michael J. Kornacki, both partners in the Real Estate Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, presented “Complying With the Government Is Everyone’s Job: Non-Contractual Rules Pertaining to Shopping Centers” on Oct. 30 at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Educational Seminars on Leasing, Finance and Law held Oct. 26-30 in New York.

Finger’s and Kornacki’s seminar was part of “Law for Non-Lawyers,” a two-day program held Oct. 29-30 designed to provide attendees with a firm grasp of shopping center legal issues and a better understanding and appreciation of the laws and regulations that govern the U.S. shopping center industry. Their presentation on “Complying With the Government Is Everyone’s Job” addressed such issues as the Americans With Disabilities Act and construction standards; recognizing and understanding noncontractual duties imposed by law and as a matter of social policy in the operation of a shopping center; the rights of owners versus undisciplined customers regarding the right and obligation to thwart theft and to exclude trespassers and nuisances; understanding the role of government in the ownership and operation of a shopping center; and arrests versus civil injunctions.

Finger has a transactional-based real estate practice and a general corporate practice at Fox Rothschild. His experience includes representation of real estate investors, real estate investment trusts, businesses and medical practices in a wide variety of real estate acquisition, development and financing transactions; lenders in real estate financing and construction lending matters; and landlords and tenants in retail, office, commercial and industrial leasing transactions. He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations and the ICSC in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. He received his J.D. in 1995 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the International Law Journal, and his B.A. in 1992 from Washington University in St. Louis.

In his practice at Fox Rothschild, Kornacki represents clients in commercial leasing transactions, commercial lending and borrowing transactions, acquisitions and development of real property and preparation and review of construction agreements. He has significant experience in the retail, office and cellular tower leasing and hospitality industries as well as in residential development transactions and planned community and condominium formation. Kornacki has published numerous articles on commercial leasing and has lectured on real estate topics such as due diligence, leasing and zoning and land use. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations and the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia. He received his J.D. in 1996 from New York University School of Law, where he was on the staff of Review of Law and Social Change and was an advocate in the Unemployment Action Center. He earned his B.A. in 1993 from George Washington University.